Someone will buy it for their kid and wonder why they can't even see the moon through it, or even keep it pointed if there is a view that can be seen.
I was at Goodwill the other day looking for some socks, or something useful. No, not used socks, but some nicely priced 6 pack or similar. I walked past the furniture and this caught my eye. $39 for an 8 inch home-made Dobsonian telescope! I looked it over and it appeared to be nicely constructed, focuser was nothing fancy, and collimation wasn't too bad, but needed some tweaks. The mirror looked filthy, but it looked ok. I drove home with it hanging out the back of my Toyota and put it in our hangar and check it out.
|A total of 25.5 inches of aperture simultaneously sucking|
I'm pleased with the find, and this is actually portable too!
|Easy collimating screws.|
|Before - gunky and dusty.|